Teen mom

Singapore
July 24, 2011 9:16pm CST
Hi, I am currently 25 weeks pregnant. As a first time mom at the age of 17, i have a lot of fears for my child and myself. There are a lot of questions i'd like to ask and i hope you'll be able to help me. 1) what are the procedures when giving birth? 2) how do i know when my water breaks? 3) is it a must to eat the prenatal vitamins everyday? 4) what are the essential things needed for newborns? Thank you!
7 responses
@jiyeon21 (102)
• Philippines
25 Jul 11
wow, few more weeks to go... anyway their are some procedure you could choose if you are physically healthy and everything you could do normal procedure of delivery but of course it depends also with your doctor.. if you dont like pain or anything you could do CS-cesearian section delivery... YES! its a must you should take vitamins supplement as will as IRON supplement for your baby to be in good terms. well if you are in your near delivery you should prepare all the neccesary things that your baby needed during and after delivery like babies clothes,etc... and if your water brokes dont get panic if you are in your near expected date of delivery because its normal but if you lost more water or it flow excessively you should go to hospital for check... just be calm dont panic and be happy because soon you will see you beautiful baby born in this world...
• United States
25 Jul 11
I don't know about the pain personally from a c- section but my cousin said it was highly uncomfortable afterwards. With pregnancy I really don't think there's too much to do because your going to feel a little pain somewhere. Dang men! Why do they get left out of all the pains of life? Lol Us women got it rough!
@jiyeon21 (102)
• Philippines
25 Jul 11
yes! that's the only problem afterwards if you do the CS even if you prefer to deliver naturally you will stay experience pain but atleast it is more less than having CS because its an operation.. will for now you should eat nutritious food and take your vitamins as will as iron for your baby and do walking exercise in the morning but dont force yourself to much in a work that you think you could not do it by yourself alone...
@anex08 (868)
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
First thing is, you have been being pregnant very early. But since we cannot do something about that, I can give advise to your advice queries..Number one: There is no procedure in giving birth, you just have to set your mind into understanding and believing that you can do it and you and only you can help yourself in giving birth.. You can to take pre-natal exercises to make your body and muscles strong because giving birth requires a lot of your energy.. Number two: you have to take your vitamins and milk everyday it's for you and for your unborn. Taking vitamins and milk supplements helps a lot of mothers to keep being healthy and their babies too.. Number three: you have to visit you OBGYNE regularly to monitor the development of your baby and your health as well, do not be shy to ask your doctor a question. Lastly, be ready you are now becoming a mother yourself.. being a pregnant i just a beginning and there is more struggle while you're child is growing. Pray,,ask guidance from GOD, be a good mother... Good luck!!
@luanakent (795)
• Brazil
25 Jul 11
congratulations. 1-You have to ask for a doctor. He has an obligation to take all your questions but you stay calm :- to give birth is a natural thing. 2 - When it happens , you will know and keep quiet because you have enough time to get to the hospital after breakup of the bag. 3- Depends... usually only a good diet is sufficient. I dont like taking vitamins in excess. If the woman is overweight can bi harmful. to be fat is not the same that to be healthy. 4- Many things...lol. At first you need to take baby clothes to hospital, diapers, cap..depends on the rule of each hospital. but it is best to ask someone who is a mother. i know you love the baby then i advise you are already praying for him. GOOD luck. God bless.
@maximax8 (27048)
25 Jul 11
Hello there. It is essential for pregnant ladies to have vitamins every day to ensure the baby is healthy. A newborn baby needs somewhere safe to sleep like a Moses basket, a crib or a cot. Bedding needs to be on this. Natural milk or formula milk is necessary. A buggy suitable for a newborn is necessary for carrying a baby about in. The baby will need some clothes and some diapers. Friends and family can be asked to buy clothing and baby toys perhaps. Labor begins with the feeling of contractions and your waters could go at anytime during your labor. When the waters go it is like a wet feeling. You will have contractions which you may be checked are progressing well. When you get to 10 cm you can start pushing your baby out. Then the baby comes out. Next the placenta will come out in the third stage of your labor. You can have some kind of pain relief in your labor. I like a natural and active birth. I have got a 16 year old son, a 4 year old disabled son and a 2 year old daughter. I hope that you will have a very good birthing experience. You will love your baby and know how to care for him or her with some tips from your midwife. Good luck.
@bouncybug (615)
• South Africa
25 Jul 11
Wow, good luck for your pregnancy! This is a big event in your life and I hope that it is a happy one. To answer some of your questions - you will definitely know when your water breaks - it is a lot of clear fluid that will suddenly rush out, or you will feel that you legs or your clothes are suddenly very wet. There shouldn't be any pain or anything though! As for the prenatal vitamins - yes, its essential that you eat all your vitamins and remain well nourished throughout your pregnancy - this can help to prevent any problems for your pregnancy and your baby.
• Philippines
25 Jul 11
The best person to answer your questions is your OB. If you haven't attended a check up, be sure to have one soon. It's complicated and the doctor has the best answers to all your questions. You are still a teen so you really need to see an OB because your body is not yet that mature for pregnancy. And hey, did I forget to tell you, you need to see your OB?:D
• United States
25 Jul 11
I don't know about other countries but here's what i remember from my labour in u.s. : 1. Procedures: go to hospital. You get hooked up to a machine by a belt thing. This monitors babies heart rate and stuff. At some point you also get an iv. ( I hate iv's, not because it hurts but it's so awkward when moving or trying to sleep!) I know someone comes in frequently to check "down there" to see how dilated you are. It is uncomfortable especially if your dilating slowly and they keep checking. Once you start getting major labour pains you can get an epidural. Only hurts for a sec but trust me, I don't know if I could have made it through without one! Epidurals help with pain management greatly! At some point I think at full dilation the dr comes in nurses surround you. Dr has you put feet up and start pushing. Sometimes the baby comes quickly with just a little bit of pain. For me I seriously got to a point where I was so exhausted I thought I could push no more. I wanted to cry but I tried again and out baby came! It is truly exhausting! You will slightly feel uncomfortable "down there" but the dr gives you medicine throughout hospital stay if you want. 2. Water breaking is a difficult subject. I peed on myself alot because baby was constantly on my bladder or something at the end. Basically it could be a small trickle or a full on waterfall. Might not even be noticeable. If awhile after you start having pains then you didn't just pee on yourself! Lol